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Decatur baseball team shuts out Northampton in opener

By Lisa Capitelli | Mar 29, 2018
Stephen Decatur junior JJ Purnell slides into home during Monday’s game against Northampton in Berlin. Decatur won 12-0 in five innings.

(March 30, 2018) Despite the cold and windy weather on Monday, the Stephen Decatur baseball team’s bats were hot as the Seahawks cruised to a 12-0 victory over Northampton in Berlin.

“They did well. We took some good swings, we put the ball in play, ran the bases well [and] our pitchers threw strikes, so I thought they did a good job,” said Decatur Coach Rich Ferro. “Throwing strikes was huge. I thought the biggest thing was playing defense and pitching.”

Decatur put one run on the board in the first inning. The Seahawks led 7-0 in the second inning and 8-0 in the third. By the fourth inning the home team had gained a 12-0 advantage.

The game ended in the fifth due to the 10-run slaughter rule.

Seniors Ryan Duncan and Tristan McDonough each had two hits and two RBIs. Senior Zachary Pilarski also had two hits.

Junior Shea Griffin started on the mound for Decatur and threw two innings. He struck out four, allowed two hits and walked two. Junior Jack Rosenberg pitched three innings and struck out six.

Decatur will host the Wicomico Indians at 4 p.m. on Tuesday.

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